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WV NxGen Science Standards

Policy 2520.3C The Next Generation of Content Standards and Objectives

for Science in West Virginia Schools. 

 

In April 2015, the West Virginia Board of Education adopted Policy 2520.3C The Next Generation of Content Standards and Objectives for Science in West Virginia Schools.  The new policy is to be implemented in the 2016-17 school year.  County and school educators will want to become familiar with the new policy.

Policy 2520.3C           Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for Science in West Virginia Schools
                                    (
PDF, external); (Word, external)
                                    Effective July 1, 2016: This policy will take effect on July 1, 2016.

Numerous resources for understanding and implementing the new standards are available and links are provided below:

Educators are encouraged to take advantage of the time and resources available before the implementation of the new standards, so they will be better able to provide input to the adoption of instructional materials in their counties and implement the new standards in their classrooms.

New instructional materials will be adopted and available for the implementation of the new science standards.  Counties may begin to implement the new standards earlier than the 2016-17 school year, but they must be mindful that the West Virginia General Summative Assessment for the 2015-16 school year will be in grades 4, 6, and 10 for science and will be aligned to the current polices- Policy 2520.3 for science in grades K-8 and Policy 2520.35 for high school science.  

If you have questions, please contact the Science Coordinator Robin Sizemore at robin.sizemore@k12.wv.us or Assistant DirectorTeresa Hammond at thammond@k12.wv.us.

Science Homepage

Annual and Repeating Competitions, Scholarships, and Programs for Students

Science in the Arts Challenge

Science Resources

Students Ops- Posting of Academic Opportunities for WV Students

Teacher Ops- Postings of Science Opportunities for WV Teachers

WV State and Regional Science Fairs and Robotics Tournaments

WVDE Science Calendar